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Relief showing the sulcus primigenius
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Relief showing blacksmith’s workshop
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Amber ring with cupids playing with a dog
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Funerary Male portrait
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Portrait of Lucius Caesar
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Mosaic depicting vine shoot with bow
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Mosaic depicting an unswept floor
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Statue of Emperor Augustus
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Urn with banquet scene
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Statue of Navarch
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Bronze appliqué with the representation of the wind (Boreas)
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Bronze lamp with swan-shaped handle
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Feminine grave goods
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Clipeus with representation of Jupiter
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Alabaster funerary urn
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Pyxis
Relief showing the sulcus primigenius
Relief showing blacksmith’s workshop
Amber ring with cupids playing with a dog
Funerary Male portrait
Portrait of Lucius Caesar
Mosaic depicting vine shoot with bow
Mosaic depicting an unswept floor
Statue of Emperor Augustus
Urn with banquet scene
Statue of Navarch
Bronze appliqué with the representation of the wind (Boreas)
Bronze lamp with swan-shaped handle
Feminine grave goods
Clipeus with representation of Jupiter
Alabaster funerary urn
Pyxis

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The mosaic showing an unswept floor (asarotos oikos) is a rare Roman copy – one of the earliest – of a creation attributed by Pliny the Elder (Naturalis Historia XXXVI, 184) to the renowned mosaic artist Sosus, who lived in the 2nd century BC in the court of the king of Pergamon. Whole fish and fish-bones, eggs, vine leaves, olives, apples, pears, cherries, figs, grapes, almonds and chestnuts are shown scattered over the floor – the remains of a lavish banquet that would remind who ever walked over it of the house holder’s wealth.


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